Health Poverty Action (formerly Health Unlimited)

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To reduce needless deaths of pregnant women and new mothers by training health volunteers - 94% of births currently take place in unsafe and unsterile conditions. To increase the use of family planning (currently just 2%), and to prevent and treat HIV and otehr sexually transmitted infections.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (290535)

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Location

Situation

The overall aim of the project is for nomadic farming communities to have access to healthcare services. This includes family planning, child immunization and and training health workers so that expectant mothers can give birth safely.

Solution

It will improve health for these remote communities by providing health services: family planning (contraception, treating sexually transmitted diseases), testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, providing maternity services (including a waiting hut close to the hospital) and immunizing children against deadly diseases. Because the farming communities move frequently, we take our health teams and set up mobile clinics under canvas. People walk for days to receive treatment.